Early in his career (1989) songwriter/singer Garth Brooks wrote a song called “The Dance”. In 1991 the Academy of Country Music awarded him the Song of the Year for this piece. Why was this song such a hit?
For America and the world one day this will all be over. The early church was no stranger to plagues, epidemics, and mass hysteria. According to both Christian and non-Christian accounts, one of the main catalysts for the church’s explosive growth in its early years was how Christians navigated disease, suffering, and death.
In this fast-paced, high-tech world some people have forgotten that God is in the business of making miracles. Mankind has explored the depths of the universe and the bottom of the seas. We have modified DNA and created artificial parts for the human body. Through technology, we can supply an endless stream of information and artificial intelligence. We’ve become self-sufficient. But the reality is, we still can’t create miracles. We still get into situations where we’re just stuck.
Confidently receive God’s abundant blessings. God wants to give us, His children, every good thing. Don’t hinder His blessings with negative thinking. Have a sense of curiosity! God wants us to discover His abundant and eternal love and peace.
I can’t remember a time in my life when so many of my friends and family members have experienced so many “trials and tribulations”. Scripture reminds us that in the last days the intensity of our pain and suffering will increase (2 Timothy 3:1). And so it is. Things can look pretty bleak. I’m sure glad we have the presence of the Holy Spirit and God’s written Word to comfort us.
Perhaps one of the toughest questions we Christians are asked is how a loving God can allow so much suffering. It’s just hard to reconcile without knowing Christ and trusting in His goodness. We try to explain our faith and use all sorts of analogies, but let’s face it; it can be a tough one to get around. But it’s an important question. Too often it’s the reason people decide there just is no God.